What I Learned from a 21 Day Reset

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For the past 21 days I’ve been participating in Laura’s January Reset. My main purpose in doing it was to get back to my normal way of eating. Vacation and the holidays left me craving sugar and junk. I was following into a trap of eating whatever, whenever just because it was there. Not because I was hungry.

So what did I learn from a 21 Day Reset?

I learned that I can live without snacking on cereal, crackers and chips.

I learned that I don’t need a daily dose of chocolate.

I learned that I missed eating homemade kale chips with nutritional yeast or Banana Soft Serve. It had been far too long since I made either.

I learned that I didn’t really crave sugar until the third week. Most likely due to PMS.

I learned that I need more than eggs and veggies for breakfast. Adding oats or a piece of sprouted toast with nut butter holds me over for hours.

I learned that I “mindless” eat a lot. At work, I’ll eat my snacks or lunch while simultaneously playing with my phone.

I learned that I need to vary my weekly vegetable selection otherwise I get bored.

I learned that I don’t need coffee to function. It’s more of a treat to me or something to warm my hands up.

I learned that I overload on nut butter, nuts and things made with nuts. It’s one of my go-to snacks.

Now that I’m off the reset, I don’t think I’m going to change anything except allowing for glasses of wine (or a margarita) and coffee every so often. I also will be limiting my nut butter intake. While nuts are good for you, having 3-5 servings a day is NOT a good thing. I also am trying to put my phone away while I eat. It’s easy to do at home. At work, it’s a little harder. I only have a short window of time to catch up on things! I’ll try, though.

I never really felt restricted on the reset except while we were out to eat. I just couldn’t refuse fresh out of the oven tortilla chips and fresh salsa. Mmmmm.

I highly recommend Laura’s reset. She did such a wonderful job with the full menu’s and the Facebook support group. She is full of support and knowledge!

Here’s what’s for dinner this week:

Sunday: Salmon, massaged kale and roasted squash

Monday: Vegetable Bibimbap

Tuesday: Dinner out – fundraiser for school

Wednesday: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Thursday: Kale Sweet Potato Salad Bowl

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Fish tacos + broccoli slaw

Have you ever done a reset?

What’s for dinner this week?

18 comments on “What I Learned from a 21 Day Reset

  1. It’s great that you’ve been able to learn so much from the reset! I tend to snack a lot when I work at the computer. Every time I do whole 30, it also reminds me how much extra stuff I end up munching on while I’m editing photos or whatnot.

    Your meals also sound super tasty! I have a major bimbimbap craving now :)
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  2. I didn’t do Laura’s reset, but I did eliminate most dairy, sugars, and gluten this month, and I feel much better. I too, did my share of eating over the holidays– it really wasn’t worth it and I intend on reminding myself that next year. This is the way I eat anyway, although I have added back in some natural sugars because as you know, Boston training is in full force. Laura, is so knowledgeable and runs the best challenges– I always learn so much from her. Have a great week!

  3. I really should do this!!!!! I know that my diet is not the greatest but not the worst either. It definitely could use some shaping up. I am not someone who really wants to cut things completely though. Or if I do I want to be able to re-introduce them. I don’t want to be uncomfortable in social events because I “can’t” have certain foods ect. I do want to eat healthy for the most part though. I snack too much for sure. I also need more veggies :). I love Laura too. Her blog is great :)

  4. The kale sweet potato salad bowl sounds delicious! Looks like a great recipe for lunch leftovers.

    I did a Whole30 last year and I found it really interesting. It helped to quell my sweet tooth and I discovered that avocado is delicious on almost everything!
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  5. I just finished a 21 day sugar detox. Let me just say it really made me realise how addicted to sugar I was. Things taste really sweet now.
    I think I learned more on this detox than I did on a whole 30. Both were great experiences though.
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